Just more than 20 years of age now, the eponymous brand Parmigiani Fleurier, established by Michel Parmigiani in 1996, is known for its work of art and exquisite watches with hand created developments made in-house in the brand’s Fleurier workshops – and a specific wind in the plan, very Italian. At first making men’s watches – with one of his first wristwatch introductions being the tonneau-formed Kalpa – Parmigiani revealed the ladies’ Kalparisma line in 2009 as a gentler interpretation of time.
The Kalparisma Agenda watch includes a tenderly bended tonneau-molded watch with delicately adjusted edges and elongated drags for a more arousing and ergonomic allure. The one I wore was made in tempered steel and was halfway festooned with 46 Top Wesselton diamonds. Truth be told, the diamond configuration was pleasant. Rather than the whole case being embellished with diamonds, simply the carries and the vertical edges of the case are jewel set. It is an assertion of refined polish instead of all out bling.
Making the watch much more appealing is the superbly hand-completed flinque’ dial with sunray guilloche. The theme is so all around carved that you can see it from any point. The ivory dial additionally includes an indented seconds hand at 6 o’clock, with an inset date indication underneath it. This multi-layering of dials likewise gives profundity and dimension. The Arabic numerals at 12, 3 and 9, just as the point markers are rose gold plated appliques. Essentially, the abbreviated Delta-formed hands for the hours and minutes are rose gold illustrated and loaded up with a radiant white material for simpler perusing in the dark.
This specific Kalparisma is done with a white crocodile lash; in any case, different versions incorporate a beige shaded tie, and an arm band. Likewise, on account of the dimensions of the case, 37.5×31.2mm, it fits pleasantly on the wrist. On the whole, the watch is a decent assertion in craftsmanship and downplayed elegance.
Of course, it would not be Parmigiani if an in-house-made development didn’t control it. This watch is a programmed type, PF331, with a genuinely sufficient measure of force save: 55 hours. I personally, would have preferred somewhat longer force save since I change my watches consistently – leaving some sit somewhat longer two or three days. It exists with little second or focal second.
Nonetheless, the 220-section self-winding mechanical development performed flawlessly. Additionally, it is – as is regular of Parmigiani Fleurier – finely got done with embellished spans, Cotes de Genève and hand angling. The swaying weight includes the mark grain guilloche decoration. One can respect the development by means of the sapphire caseback.
Water impervious to 30 meters, this specific Kalparisma Agenda watch retails for $12,800. Notwithstanding, there are a large group of various tones and materials in the contribution. More subtleties on www.parmigiani.com .
Technical Specifications – Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma
- Case: 37.5mm x 31.2 mm x 8.4mm – treated steel (gold versions accessible), 46 Top Wesselton diamonds – sapphire gem on the two sides – 30m water resistant
- Movement: Caliber PF331 – in-house – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 55h force save – hours, minutes, little second or focal second, date
- Strap: Hermes calfskin lash – steel or gold arm band likewise available
This article has been composed by Roberta Naas, originator of watch-magazine A Timely Perspective . Roberta is additionally the writer of six books on watches.